A Body Beneath (häftad)
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Koyama Press
B&W illustrations throughout
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A Body Beneath (häftad)

A Body Beneath

Collecting Issues of the Comic Book Series "Lose"

Häftad Engelska, 2014-05-13
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Praised by Publishers Weekly as 'one of his generation's most admired cartoonists," Michael DeForge is the vanguard of a new wave of alternative cartoonists, and Lose, collected here for the first time, is his signature series. Lose is DeForge's place to experiment with a variety of comics of various lengths and style, from three-panel gag strips to longer narratives. Lose has been the preeminent showcase for DeForge's uncanny ability to show the creepy side of cute, and the manic side of the mundane. DeForge pries back the veneer of the everyday to reveal the half-formed and fantastic lying just beneath the surface. DeForge is a storyboard artist and prop designer for the mega-hit Cartoon Network program Adventure Time. One can see hints of that show?s house style filtered through the Lynchian landscapes and otherworldly vistas of DeForge's vision. The issues of Lose that make up this collection have been nominated for nearly every major comics award including the Eisner Awards, which are considered the comics equivalent to the Oscars and are awarded each year at the industry's biggest event Comic-Con International. This collection includes issues 2-5 of Lose. Issue 1 will never be reprinted or re-released at the behest of the artist.
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Winner of the 2013 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Series Winner of the 2013 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist "Canadian artist DeForge's anthology series is a showcase for his warped imaginings and offbeat, genre-bending cartoons." Matt White, Publishers Weekly "Stories about body horror, S&M, Canada; it's easy to call Michael DeForge the David Cronenberg of comics. But more specifically, I'd call him the 'noise rock' of the industry, and it helps that he's in a noise rock band." GeekRex "DeForge's comic universe reflects the dark corners of our real one, but sensitive and hopeful storyteller that he is he hasn't forgotten about the exuberance, wonder and happiness there either." Chris Hampton, The Toronto Star "Like folk tales, they [the stories in A Body Beneath] fill us with dread and take terrible but expected turns. This sort of viscera-level reaction is precisely DeForge's greatest strength, and it has clearly been present from the beginning of his career." Hillary Brown, Paste "One of the most exciting and unpredictable cartoonists working in comics, Michael DeForge has a unique perspective that juggles humor, tragedy, whimsy and horror to create unforgettable stories." Oliver Sava, Los Angeles Times "Like folk tales, they [DeForge's stories] fill us with dread and take terrible but expected turns. This sort of viscera-level reaction is precisely DeForge's greatest strength, and it has clearly been present from the beginning of his career." Hillary Brown, Paste "Drawn over four years, the comics show the young artist growing more assured and the artwork becoming more confident without losing its bizarre simplicity Fans who discovered DeForge with Ant Colony will not be disappointed by what preceded it." Gordon Flagg, Booklist "Truly, if anything can be said about DeForge's work, it is that it's better when experienced than it is to hear about it, so for god's sake, go and pick up this book right now." Greg Mannix, End of the Universe "DeForge is the next-generation Ware. In Lose, he explores artistic experimentations that remain readable because of his sharp sense of humor and surprising storytelling. As a result, he has become an influential nexus in an array of talented young comic creators who are pushing beyond the observational sensibilities of '90s and early '00s era indie comics while moving into a fusion of fantasy, horror, auto-bio, surrealism, and pornography." Rich Barrett, mental_floss magazine "Though no cartoonist is without recognizable precursors, he [DeForge] is one the most original creators of this new century, with an instantly identifiable approach to cartooning. I don't think I could name another 'young cartoonist' whose work is always so visually forceful and emotionally engaged. And I mean always." Ken Parille, The Comics Journal "Collected between these covers are some of the best avant-garde comics drawn in the last ...well, ever. Top-of-the-heap great cartoonists emerge once in a generation. DeForge is today's one. Striking, funny, disturbing, beautiful, original." Seth, Author of Palookaville "If you aren't reading Michael DeForge, I don't know what you're doing with your life." Timothy Callahan, Comic Book Resources "DeForge's world is not for the squeamish. But it is one whose grotesqueries increasingly mirror, rather than distort, the mundane world with which we think we are familiar." Sean Rogers, The Globe and Mail "Prolific young Canadian-born avant-garde artist DeForge has become one of his generation's most admired cartoonists, and this is his first sizable collection While often willfully unsettling, DeForge's work resonates on many levels." Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Everything and everyone in his [DeForge's] drawings is dripping, bubbling and developing unsightly growths. He wa

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Michael DeForge was born in 1987 in Ottawa, Ontario. He currently lives and works in Toronto as a cartoonist, commercial illustrator, and as a designer for the hit Cartoon Network program Adventure Time. Past illustration clients include The Believer, Vice, New York Times Magazine, and The Walrus. His one-person anthology series Lose has received great critical and commercial success and is published by Koyama Press. Lose #1 won in the Best Emerging Talent category at the 2010 Doug Wright Awards, and Lose #3 won the 2011 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic. Lose #4 was released in Spring 2012, and was nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Single Issue (or One-Shot). The fifth installment was released in Spring 2013. His web comic strip Ant Comic was serialized weekly and will be collected into a graphic novel by Drawn and Quarterly upon its completion. DeForge's work blends an encyclopedic knowledge of cartooning with a range of influences that include Jack Kirby, Eduardo Munoz Bachs, Mark Newgarden, and Hideshi Hino.